EU Parliament kills software patent bill

EU The Register says:

The European Parliament has voted by a massive majority to reject the software patents directive, formally known as the Directive on the Patentability of Computer Implemented Inventions. The vote to scrap the bill was passed by a margin of 648 votes to 14, with 18 abstentions.

With the recent issues in the US, this is a big win for the F/OSS folks. Way to go!